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Dollars and Sense, hosted by Patrick Heller, keeps you up-to-date and knowledgeable on economic, currency, and commodity issues.

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Fabricating Historical U.S. Coins

Dollars and Sense
September 14, 2016 9:00 AM

Patrick A. Heller speaks with Jesse Patrick of the Patrick Mint in Santa Rosa, California. Jesse began working as a coin dealer in Detroit, where he grew up.  He began the Patrick Mint to begin producing tokens and medals that bear similarities to historical US Coins. Most of these issues were used for advertising by the businesses and customers that commissioned the jobs, The Patrick Mint also fabricated the Alongside Night ¼ Ounce Gold and Silver Commemoratives for the movie Alongside for which Patrick A. Heller was Executive Producer and financier.

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Designing for the U.S. Mint

Dollars and Sense
September 13, 2016 4:30 PM

Patrick A. Heller talks with John Mercanti, former Chief Engraver for the United States Mint from 2006-2010.  Mercanti designed 100 coins and medals while working at the US Mint since 1974, beginning as an illustrator. Among his most famous coins are the reverse design for the US Silver Eagle Dollars that have been struck annually since 1986.

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Trading in your Paper Money!

Dollars and Sense
July 18, 2016 3:00 PM

Shane Trejo, Executive Director of the Michigan Tenth Amendment Center talks with host Patrick A. Heller in July's episode of 'Dollars and Sense'. The interview was conducted at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing during the Libertarian Party of Michigan state convention. 

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Keys To Economic Freedom!

Dollars and Sense
July 18, 2016 1:00 PM

Brett Bittner, Executive Director of the Advocates for Self-Government (founded in 1985) talks with Patrick A. Heller at the Libertarian Party of Michigan state convention in this portion of July's Dollar and Sense.

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Liberty Coins Giving Away More Free Money To Students!

Dollars and Sense
June 28, 2016 3:00 PM

 LANSING, Mich. June 28, 2016 - Following its successful Free Money giveaway on Saturday June 18, Liberty Coins will continue to give away free coins to incoming kindergarten through high school students from now up to Labor Day.  Students will be able to select and keep up to six foreign coins each day from a treasure chest at the store in the Frandor Shopping Center.  As a bonus, Liberty will track the schools attended by children to donate a 20-pound bag of foreign coins (about 3,000 pieces) to the school whose students visit the store most often between now and Labor Day.

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Practicing Law with Alicia Dearn

Dollars and Sense
June 17, 2016 3:00 PM

While at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing during the Libertarian Party of Michigan state convention, Patrick Heller talks with Alicia I. Dearn, former candidate for the Vice-Presidential Nomination of the Libertarian Party. Dearn is an attorney and the founder and owner of Bellatrix, PC, a woman-owned law firm with offices in Saint Louis, Missouri and San Diego, California. Dearn also served on the legal counsel for Gary Johnson's 2012 campaign as the Libertarian party candidate for president and then served in the same capacity again in 2016 in Johnson's effort to secure this year's nomination. 

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Letting Freedom Ring With Austin Petersen

Dollars and Sense
June 17, 2016 1:47 PM

Patrick Heller interviews Austin Petersen, former candidate for the Presidential Nomination of the Libertarian Party while at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing during the Libertarian Party of Michigan state convention. Petersen created a political podcast that evolved into a nightly television show, "Freedom Watch" that broadcasted on Fox Business News from 2010-2012. He later worked for FreedomWorks before launching his own website. Petersen and Heller met when they were involved in the movie, Alongside Night

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The Moral and Economic Costs of Inflation

Dollars and Sense
May 23, 2016 2:00 PM

Patrick Heller caught up with Steve Horwitz, Economics Professor at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York who delivered the second annual Hans and Mary Sennholz Memorial Lecture at James Madison College at Michigan State University. The title of his speech was "The Moral and Economic Costs of Inflation". 

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"Women Need Government Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle"

Dollars and Sense
May 13, 2016 3:00 PM

Patrick Heller interviewed Sarah Skwire, Senior Editor at Liberty Fund in Indianapolis and Poetry Editor for The Freeman, a monthly magazine issued by the Foundation for Economic Education. She had just delivered a speech in conjunction with the Hans and Mary Sennholz Memorial Lecture at James Madison College at Michigan State University titled "Women Need Government Like a Fish Needs A Bicycle." 

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Dollars and Sense May 2, 2016

Dollars and Sense
May 13, 2016 2:30 PM

In this episode of Dollars and Sense Patrick Heller talks to Steve Horowitz, Economics Professor at St. Lawrence University and Sarah Skwire, Senior Editor at Liberty Fund They had recently both delivered speeches at the Hans and Mary Sennholz Memorial Lecture at James Madison College at Michigan State University. 

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